Hen or rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mikehh, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. mikehh

    mikehh New Egg

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    Hi folks,

    His/her brother was a rooster for sure. This one I can't tell. When I tried to get it with the bigger chicks, it got pecked on by my big hampshire red rooster. If it's a hen, any tips on getting them acquainted properly?

    Thanks!!!



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  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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  3. mikehh

    mikehh New Egg

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    It's about 4 months old.
     
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    As long as it isn't crowing, I would guess it's a pullet about ready to start laying eggs.
     
  5. mikehh

    mikehh New Egg

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    Great!!! Thanks for the input. For some reason I think that the anconas hens look like roosters. Love this forum!!
     
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Definitely a pullet. There is no male feathering on that bird at all. Ancona hens have very large combs.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Good - a hen close to laying.
     
  8. mikehh

    mikehh New Egg

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    The comb threw me off. Almost gave her away as a rooster. :)

    Thanks for all the input.
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree with the other members; you have a pullet. :eek:)
     

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